Who Else Wants Hair Extensions Now?

Who Else Wants Hair Extensions Now?

Hair Extensions are the fastest way to beautiful hair!

Is your hair currently not making your happy?

Did you get a haircut that you were not happy with, and now you regret it?

That can be a real bummer, and especially because it can take forever for your hair to grow back out.

 

Only 1/2 Inch Per Month 😩…

Yep, that’s it.   Did you know that your hair, on average, only grows about 1/2 inch per month?

So, if you want your hair to be about the same length that is shown in the attached hair extension photo, then if could take approximately 2 to 3 years to get to that length.

 

12 Hours versus 3 years???

Until you experience what hair extensions are all about, you really do not know what you are missing.

 

If you are new to landing on my site, then let me share with you that every single hair extension photograph was designed & photographed by myself.

Out of the 28 years that I have been providing & designing makeovers…14 years of that I have been designing luxury extension makeovers.   Great Lengths are the best, and not because I say so…it’s because they are, and have been for more than 2 decades.

 

TIME OR MONEY is what you can spend.

So, it really comes down to how much TIME do you want to spend on growing out your hair?

12 hours or 26280 hours (3 years), and the choice is yours.

You have the choice to be more than happy with your hair!!!     Need to know how much are hair extensions? 

WHEN IS THE LAST TIME YOU LOVED YOUR HAIR????

 

The Same Has Been Discontinued by Ann Walts

The Same Has Been Discontinued by Ann Walts

Artist Rebel

Your personal appearance should never be boring.

I’ve never known a hair trend to be called “The Same”, and as a hair artist, and an artist at heart…the words “the same”, are like nails on a chalkboard.

 

 

 

 

1999 was the year I rebelled, as a hairstylist.


Ann Marie Walts - Makeover Expert - Hair Extensions

Please watch my video to find out more!

 

Makeovers are my hearts passion.

 

Makeovers are my expertise.

 

Makeovers are about change.

 

“The Same” has since been discontinued and is not on my salon’s menu.

 

 

100% ABOUT  DESIGNING your hair

17 years ago I designed a customized hair consultation process that has help yield the results shown on my site.

No two makeovers have ever been “then same”.

Each clients “story” have been as unique as the amount of time that has been necessary to remove them from “the same” thing they were previously experiencing…..and that’s why they had reached out to my business.

 

 

 And This questions…..”Do you do JUST…..XYZ?”

The word “Just”, or “Regular” and is very similar to “the same”.

In my opinion, “Regular” is for when you get gas, and not about when you speak about your appearance.

Don’t you want to feel SPECTACULAR?

 

When is the last time someone walked up to you and said, “Wow, you look really regular today, and I noticed you look the same.’?

AGAIN, PLEASE WATCH MY VIDEO!

 

 

Change can be scary,  but you sticking with “the same”……

 

 

 

WELL, I can professionally share with you that as I cannot see what you look like right now while you are taking the time to read this…..I have the professional abilities to change the way you look, AND that usually can lead to a boat  load of compliments, because…………you had the courage not to STAY THE SAME.

 

 

 

 

I AM NOT THE HAIR ARTIST FOR EVERYONE, BUT I AM FOR THOSE THAT ARE READY  TO BE A BUTTERFLY, AND READY TO BUST OUT OF THEIR COCOON. 

 

So, no I don’t do:

 

“Just” Hair

“The Same”
or 

“Regular”

 

 

 

 

It’s MORE LIKE….if you want or need to be a butterfly, chameleon, want to get noticed, and your appearance helps you to feel fantastic, then I just may be the right fit for you.

 

 

 

Let your transformation begin!

 

 

Reviews Of Loft Salon Studio -What Clients Are Saying!

Reviews Of Loft Salon Studio -What Clients Are Saying!

Spending Time With Clients

When you decide to get a makeover, it is a very personal decision.     Where will you go to experience that?   Who will you work with?

Many of the makeovers that my business has provided, over the  years, can take up to all day, and or have taken several appointments.

You need to feel comfortable with who you are going to work with, and you want to ensure that they:

  • Understand your wants & needs
  • Listen
  • Have the experience to get you to your goal

 

How many times have you watched a makeover show, and you sit there glued to see the very end.   I think the best part of a makeover show is the reveal or when they put the “before” and “after” shot next to each other.   Or how about when the guest gets to see them for the very first time?

Hair, makeup and photography are the perfect trio to provide that experience.

As a Makeover Expert, I cherish the time that guests have trusted me with their transformations.   It is always heart warming when they have taken their time to share their experiences.

Unless, otherwise stated, the photography of the “after” shots are by my other business www.annmariewaltsphotography.com

How many times have you posted a “Selfie” that you love of yourself, and your social media channel gets some hits.  It is fun, right?    Well, can you imagine getting a complete makeover?   BOOM! 

You do not have to take it from me that “you will get what you pay for”, if you do business with me….see more of what clients are saying!

 

 

2020 Hair Extension Tips – Everything You Need To Know

2020 Hair Extension Tips – Everything You Need To Know

2020 Hair Extension Tips – Everything You Need To Know

If you are brand new to the idea of getting hair extensions, then is article is for you.    I will help explain what hair extension options you will have to choose from and how long they will last.

 

A Little History

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If I can personally speak directly to you, then it would be remiss of me to assume that you know everything about hair extensions.   That is my job.     Various hair extension companies have certified me since 2006.

My passion and curiosity about hair extensions started when there was just a little bit of a “buzz” about it, 14 years ago.   The very first company that I had “heard” of was Great Lengths Hair Extensions. 

Since I had only heard great things about their company, and it was the next “it” service for my salon to offer, it seemed like a good idea to take a class.   Where I was in my career, at that time, it was just another specialized service to add to my certifications.

Now, in the present day, my “reasons” of offering hair extensions have changed, and I will talk about that later in this post.

 

Is Great Lengths The Best?

If you are the type of person that has to try different things, or have enough information presented to believe if “something is the best,” then I am right there with you.

As an educated hairstylist, I am curious by nature and wanted to be 100% certain that Great Lengths was the premium brand hair extension brand that they claim to be.   So, over the years, I then pursued being certified by:

  • Hotheads
  • Hair Talk
  • So Cap
  • Balmain
  • Pure Hair Extensions

What I have personally experienced is that each brand does have its energetic marketing standpoint, and as a stylist, I have found that the two brands that fit my needs are both Great Lengths and Hotheads.

 

Your Options

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For Starters or Beginners:

Clip-in Hair Extensions 

  • Most Affordable
  • You can take them in and out when you need to wear them
  • Price ranges $60 per panel to $300+ for a full set

You are better off choosing to purchase 100% real human hair extensions.   

The reason why is that you will be able to wash then, curl them, and style them just like you do with your hair.

 

 

The Next “Step Up” Option

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Tape Hair Extensions 

  • Mid-range cost investment
  • Thickening your hair can start at $500
  • Lasts up to 1.5 Months
  • Full Lengthening start at $1000+
  • 100% Real Human Hair
  • Great for special events or vacations
  • Lay very flat
  • Ideal for straight to wavy hair types
  • Shorter Salon Appointments
  • Save you time getting ready

2020 Hair Extension Tips - Everything You Need To Know

Tape hair extensions are a more of a “semi-permanent” option than clip-ins.

You will save time on getting ready because now you can wash and style your hair.

Great Option for honeymoons, vacations, and if you “want to try it out.”

 

 

The BEST OPTION – Lasts 3 to 5 Months

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Thermal Fusion or Cold Fusion Extensions

This option will give you the most of your money!

  • LASTS UP TO 5 MONTHS
  • Great for thickening a section
  • Or Add more hair throughout
  • Instant Gratification for Length
  • Maximum color blending
  • Thicken your ponytail
  • Virtually Undetectable
  • Ideal for most hair types and textures
  • Straight, Wavy, and Curly Hair
  • Add Splashes of color
  • Fix a haircut
  • 100% Real Human Hair
  • Create a Haircut (Lob)
  • Investment (Long term better option than Tape Hair Extensions)
  • Starting at $600 to $4000+
  • Exact Price by consultation

 

Why Fusion Extensions?

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Now, let me revisit sharing with you why my “why” has changed about having to have hair extensions as a service today!    Way back in 2006, was when I first became certified because extensions were just a “trending” service.   So much has changed since then.

As an experienced hairstylist and seasoned hair extensionist, I couldn’t imagine not having extra hair to provide to my guests.   It is like having “extra fabric.”

If you choose fusion extensions, then you will be able to experience MOST CUSTOMIZATION. 

 

 

 

How hair extensions can help you!

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CAN YOU RELATE TO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING?

If your hair is not thick enough, then add hair extensions.

If you want to add hair color but do not want to use chemicals….add hair extensions.

Did you get a poor haircut, and do you need to get your haircut fixed?…..add hair extensions.

Is your hair simply not long enough?…add hair extensions.

Do you wish, now, that you didn’t cut your bangs?…add hair extensions. 

 

 

 

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The #1 Questions is HOW MUCH ARE HAIR EXTENSIONS?

The best way to avoid “damage” is to do your research.  Be sure not to have your decision be based solely on price.

The most expensive hair extensions are poor hair extension applications.   They will cost you the most!    

That is a reasonable question, and the hardest to answer without having a consultation.

You will find that the internet will give you all sorts of information on this topic.   However, many of these resources that like to provide “averages” cannot speak for an individual salon. My salon has invested a lot of time and education.

What is the average price of your extensions?    Let’s pretend you needed your car fixed, and you were calling in on the phone to find out “how much.”   Just like most diagnostic service-based industries, it is impossible to provide pricing without having you go in person.

The same is true when it comes to getting hair extensions.

You will find that prices can vary from salon to salon, and many prices do.

 

 

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Before and After photographs can speak a 1,000 words!

What you really are paying for when you decide to get fusion hair extensions will be the attachment!

Research:

 

  • Reviews
  • Photographs
  • Call their vendor if you need to (Great Lengths (800) 999-0809)
  • Check Social Media
  • Website presence

 

 

 

Important to know!

HAIR EXTENSIONS - Best Hair Extension Salon Western Ma

HAIR EXTENSIONS – Best Hair Extension Salon Western Ma

When you choose to get Great Lengths Hair Extensions, your extensions should only get your extensions from a Certified Great Lengths Stylist! 

Be sure to ask to see their Great Lengths extensions certificate.

One certification does not cover an entire salon.

 

 

 

Final Words

Hair Extension Expert Near Me

Hair Extension Expert Near Me

Whichever option you decide to invest your money in, remember this, you wear your hair every day!

 

You will find that the consultation will be the most valuable part of your experience.

When you work with a true hair extension expert, they should really be able to help you make the best decision that is in your best interests. 

 

 

 

Ann Marie Walts - Hair Extension Expert - BloggerThank you for reading!  ~ Ann Marie Walts

Feel free to contact me for more information, and that goes for whether you are local or live within the U.S.   Fly in or you can fly me out to you!

I would love the opportunity to provide, create and customize an all-inclusive makeover experience for you that will turn your friend’s heads!

Hair Extensions, Hair Color & Photography by Ann Marie Walts

Using Tape Hair Extensions For Highlights To Thicken!

Using Tape Hair Extensions For Highlights To Thicken!

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Add Some Color with Tape Extensions!

The beauty about highlighting or adding splashes of color with hair extensions is that choosing to have it done this way…..will thicken your hair!

 

Maybe you have wanted to try tape hair extensions, or some extensions but are a little undecided or shy about it.

The hair is 100% real human hair, and it is reusable up to 1 time (With proper care)   

*Please keep in mind that if you are trying to grow out your hair, then you may need to brand new extensions, because the original set will be at the length that we installed them, when we remove them.

 

Your Service will include:

  • Choice of one beautiful shade of Tape Hair Extensions
  • Shampoo, Haircut & Blowdry
  • Education on how to properly care for your hair extensions

 

Your choice of color can be anything from soft, subtle to vivid & bold.    The best part is the hair extension hair is colorfast.

 

It is a fun, fast and great way to accessorize your hair without the commitment of permanent hair color.

Your results can last up to 6 to 8 weeks!

 

For more information:

413-734-6204

 

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3 Ways to Get Rid of Your Frizzy Hair

3 Ways to Get Rid of Your Frizzy Hair

3 Ways To Get Rid Of Frizzy Hair

What is your level of frustration with your frizzy hair?

 

If your frizzy hair has you wanting to just scream, then you are not alone.    You do not have to suffer from it any longer, either.

 

Your Shampoo Matters!

Frizzy Hair Tip #1

Is it necessary to shampoo your hair every day?      That will depend on your lifestyle.

Why shampoo matters is when you experience having a professional assessment of your hair type, then a professional hairstylist will be able to determine if your hair’s texture is fine, medium or coarse.

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Shampoo For Frizzy Hair & Why

 

You hair frizzes because it lacks moisture, and that is why it will expand.   Your hair is attracted to the humidity in the area, and during the summer months you will find that it can or will become very unmanageable!

Imagine a dry sponge.  What happens to it?    It will expand.

A good haircare regimen for shampoo and conditioner is a must!

 

In particular, my studio carried JBeverly Hills Products, and their patented size molecule can actually deliver their healing ingredients into the inside of your hair.

 

Tips About Conditioners

An awesome “must-have” you should be using is a good leave-in conditioner.   The reason why is it will act like a weather-proofing barrier.    This type of conditioner is not to replace the one you would use in the shower.    Layering your conditioner will not weigh your hair down.

 

 

From Taming to Eliminating Your Frizzy Hair!

 

 AWWW….GET RELIEF FROM 2 to 6 months!!

Step away from your flat iron!!!! 

If your frustration has you being a slave to your flat iron, then you will want to consider one of the following treatments!Kick your flat ironing habit…scorching your hair is only making your frizzy hair problem worse! 

 

 

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Ask yourself this?   

 

  • A. Do you like your texture but really simply DISLIKE THE FRIZZ?

 

  • B. or…Does your wavy, curly and frizzy hair have you wanting to reach for the clippers to shave your head?    (That might be extreme, but you just don’t enjoy doing your hair anymore.)

 

 

TIP # 2

Did you answer “A”:

If your answer is “A”, then you may really benefit from getting a Cezanne Smoothing Treatment.   It can take care of your frizz up to 100%.    It will still let you have your wave, but again..you can wave “goodbye” to your frizz.

TIP #3

Did you answer “B”

If your answer is “B”, and you do not bleach your hair, then you will definitely want to check out Japanese Hair Straightening!  

It can last up to 6 months, and it will leave your hair straight!

 

 

 

All-Inclusive Makeovers, Corrections with Photography!

Smoothing out your frustration with your unwanted texture is not only a priority of ours but a must when you are wanting to get hair extensions!

 

Leave your frizz-trations with us, and welcome the most humid days.

And especially if you are going on a vacation to a tropical climate.

 

It’s a must that you look fantastic!

 

YOU DESERVE IT AND DO NOT HAVE TO GO IT ALONE…..say GOODBYE to your frizzy hair!!  

 

 

Do you not live in the area?    Don’t discount yourself out….fly in.  🙂

 

 

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Thank you for reading, subscribing, following and booking!!

Ann Walts

 

Get rid of frizzy hair


2301 Westfield Street

West Springfield, Ma 01089

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Why say “I Do” to  Bridal Extensions?

Why say “I Do” to Bridal Extensions?

Bridal Hair Extensions
The Mane Event
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How fabulous is it to be getting ready to say “I Do”?

There is no time like the present to start planning on how your are going to wear your hair.    Hair extensions are the perfect bridal accessory.  There is no need for your not to simply have a love affair with your hair.  It is important to have your hair looking picture perfect, because your photo album will last for many decades to come!

Hot Tip: When considering getting hair extensions for your wedding hair style, you will want to consider your level of commitment, and your lifestyle.

Ask yourself this….how long do you want your hair extensions to last?

You will be the main attraction, and your mane needs to be fabulous!   Hair extensions are a “must have” accessory for you and your wedding.

Maybe you have tried clip in hair extensions, but are looking for a more semi-permanent option?   A full set of  tape hair can last up to 6 weeks.

Tape Extensions
Photograph by Ann Marie Walt
Tape hair extensions are wonderful for making your hair look lush, lavish and luxurious.   They are also great to experience if you are brand new to hair extensions, and they are reusable.
” Ever since Ann Marie was able to not only fix my hair but make me love my hair again I was addicted to her services . Don’t let the pricing scare you away because every penny is truly worth spent at The Loft Salon Studio!”
There are so many beautiful hair color shades to choose from.   Great Lengths tape extensions are 100% real human hair, and because the hair is real; you will be able to style your hair like it was your own.   You can curl it, and even braid your hair….no one will know that you are wearing extensions.
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Photograph by Great Lengths
Why tape extensions?    You will find that they are at a medium price point.   Great Lengths is a luxury line and there is much care that goes into how the hair is prepared.   The Great Lengths Factory is in Nepi, Italy.   We have actually gone to the factory and have witnessed all of master craftsmen and women in action!
So, whether you have fine hair that is already long, but not thick enough…you would truly benefit from adding some more hair.   Your hair needs to be a minimum of about 4.5 inches to start adding believable length.    The best part, too, about taped extensions are that they are the fastest application amongst the options that Great Lengths has to offer.

Your hair will be “The Mane Event” on the day of your makeover, your wedding and on off to your honeymoon!

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4 Types of Hair Extensions – For Every Budget

Are you still wasting time on growing your hair (without anything to show for it)?

HAIR EXTENSIONS ARE FOR EVERYONE!  As seen on Mass Appeal

 

How much is it to get extensions?

 

Be sure to watch our short 5-minute segment about the various types.

We offer:

  • Invisible hoop extensions – start at $79

 

  • Real Human hair clip ins – start at $60 per panel or $249 & up for real human hair, and they are very easy to use at home!

 

  • Tape Hair Extensions – Great for when you are going on vacation
    • Tape extensions – Lengthening starts at $1,000+

 

  • Fusion  – a Premium option that lasts the longest.   Up to 5 months!  Options are not all about length.
  • Price at the consultation only

 

  •  Bead/ Link Extensions – Price at the consultation only

 

Hair Extension Expert - Ann Marie Walts

For all budgets –

 

Just Add Hair!

 

It’s best never to assume that you cannot afford them or to be worried that you may want to refer us because you think we might be out of someone’s price range.   We have something for everyone.

 

 

Plus!!    We offer a $100 Salon Gift Card for any referrals that lead to a client book a full set of extensions!

 

 

If you are brand new to hair extensions or the idea of them, then you’ll definitely want to watch our video.

Hair extensions come in both synthetic and real human hair.

 

What length of time do you want to wear them? 

How permanent of an option will affect the cost.  

 

Do you have a tight budget?

 

 

Clip-in hair extensions or the invisible hoop are great if you just want to add extra hair for the weekend or a one-time special occasion.

 

 

When are Tape Hair Extensions a good option?

 

 

  • Getting married and want your look to last during your honeymoon/vacation

 

 

  • Looking for an option that starts at $1,200*

 

 

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Adding Thickness

Adding extra hair to any hairstyle is a great way to add fullness and volume.

Ann Marie Walts can consult with you to best determine what hair extension option would be best for you and your lifestyle.

 

Getting hair extensions does not have to be all about length.

 

As some of the photos that are shown will show, you can see that they can be added for a splash of color or to correct a bad haircut.

 

With so many options, this is why “one size or price” does not fit all.      We really customize our hair designs and look forward to work with you very soon!

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CONSULTATION with Ann Walts      

Get a "One To One" Consultation to  creatively explore designing and customizing your hair extension, haircolor, and/or hair straightening makeover.   Together we will focus on what is your primary problem or goal that you want to achieve.  As well as set you up with the necessary makeover appointments.

Ann Marie will customize an all-inclusive experience to help you be able to achieve your beauty/image goals.

Whatever your hair frustrations are, you will get solutions/options from what your consultation reveals.  You will experience the ultimate convenience of getting to go to ONE Artist, instead of going to multiple professionals

Please be prepared to book your appointment(s) to move forward, on the day of your consultation.  *If you are using your debit or credit card, I professionally recommend that you let your banking institution know that you will be using your card for a deposit.   This will save time, in the event that your bank freezes your card for unusual activity. Consultation Fee is Non-Refundable.  

Is It Hot or Just A Mess? Corrective Work

Is It Hot or Just A Mess? Corrective Work

Help is on the way….HAIR COLOR!

There is nothing worse than having something go wrong with your hair.

 

Hair Accidents

 

Unfortunately, there are times when you might or have experienced a “unexpected outcome”.   Maybe this happened at home.   I think we have all tried to play hairdresser, at one time or another.

Unfortunately, sometimes things may not come out like you had hoped from a “professional” salon experience, either.

 

 

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The “laws of color” will alway dictate your outcome of your hair color!

 

My personal professional frustrations about “at home hair color” is not the fact that you may try to color your hair at home, as much as the T.V. commercials advertising.     They make it look “so easy”, but in reality it takes a whole professional beauty team of artists, on set.

 

 

 

From Brown To Red To Blonde…..

 

Just about 10 years of my career were spent educating for Redken, across the country, as a hair color educator.  

 Fixing & correcting hair color  is a strong portion of my corrective work & hair solution portfolio.

 

 

Avoid & Correct Your “Hot Mess”…….

 

Seek out an experienced corrective hair colorist.

 

Communication is key.    

My studio offers a very detailed consultation and an interactive experience, when designing your new look.

 

Tips:

 

  • Bring in pictures
  • Use Pinterest to express what you like
  • Communicate your dislikes
  • Be open to suggestions

 

Corrective hair color may require a series of visits to achieve your “dream hair”, depending on how much of a change you need or are looking for.

 

Let’s fix the mess and leave you looking “hot”.    Lol.

 

Thank you for your time,

 

Ann Marie Walts

413-734-6204

 

 

Set Your DVR -Mass Appeal & Loft Salon Studio – Understanding your hair type.

Set Your DVR -Mass Appeal & Loft Salon Studio – Understanding your hair type.

What type of hair do you have?

Do you know what hair type your have?

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Different Hair Types

Have you ever wondered how you can determine, at home, what kind of hair you have?

When you learn a little bit of the science, then you are better educated to choose the right hair products, for your style.

There is not a “one size fits all” for products, because not everyone’s hair is the same.

Are you fine, medium or coarse?

Watch our Mass Appeal segment to find out!

Next up….How To Tips for Consultations.

To Use Box Hair Color or Not To Box…

Hot topic… Home haircolor versus getting it done in the salon, right?

  Am I biased…yes.  However, coming from an educated viewpoint I can share the “why” it is extremely beneficial to consider leaving the box of haircolor on that shelf.

 

 

Chemically speaking, at home box- hair color definitely has its limitations.  The strength of the chemicals are not design the same as for the professional hair colorist.

 

 

In the salon, with an experience haircolorist  they are able to enhance, adjust, lighten and manipulate the natural pigment of natural haircolor with much more choices of hair coloring tools.

 

Best Hair Colorist Western Ma

 

 

Some of the components of professional hair color, enable the hair colorist to adjust the developer (peroxide) and or the alkalinity of the hair color formula.

 

 

In many cases, it may take more than one shade of hair color to make the perfect shade.  This is an art form based on principles.

 

The principles include:  Laws of color, the artistic eye of the hair colorist & analyzing the condition (porosity) of the hair.  All of these factors will play a very important role for the hair colorists’ selection of what type of hair color will be used.

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Many times I have been at a store and see a consumer looking at the side of the “box/ at home hair color” with such a puzzled look….

 

I have been there, personally, and it cost me in the long run.  Understandably, cost can be a factor; however the end cost can be definitely costly if the wrong “box/ at home hair color” is selected.

 

 

Switching gears, another option to opting for color can be achieved with Great Lengths Hair Extensions.

 

 

 

 Great Lengths Hair Extensions are not just for adding length, but also for adding hair color.

 

The  photo below was an extreme makeover that included:

 

1. Consultation- Very Important and the very first place to start to changing your look!

 

 

Professional Haircolor (s) plural.  Her natural hair was colored the day prior to the installation of the hair Extensions.

 

 Then to be sure that the extensions blended in seemlessly….the hair extensions had to be treated with professional haircolor, too.

 

The beauty about reconsidering splurging is not just about the haircolor, but the experience of just letting someone take care of everything for you.

 

Today’s life styles are so rushed and packed with “things to do”.

 

There truly is nothing better than having someone else shampooing you.

 

Box or no box?

 

 

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Real People Makeovers

Real People Makeovers

 Real People Makeovers!

 

How many times have you watched a makeover t.v. show?

What is it that keeps you glued to the end of the makeover show?     It is always the final after photograph or reveal!

 

How To Tips:

 

Maybe you are contemplating getting a makeover or simply making a change to your look?

 

  1. Create a Pinterest board is extremely inspirational and really can be very, very helpful when communicating to a salon or stylist what your ideas are.   Using pictures to verbalize what you want is truly the best way to share your idea

 

2.  Use Google Images!     Real People Makeovers

Type in a topic in the search bar.

Then hit the “images” tab and …….there you go!

You can use this tip for any topic.

Looking for a new haircolor....search for a certain shade!

 

 

3.   Share your DISLIKES!    Yes, your dislikes!    Be honest and upfront.   You will find that the most creative hairstylists are not mind readers.     It would be easier if we were, but it does not work that way.

Makeovers are about change.   Change can be a bit scary, but does not have to be.     As much as you may not know what you will want, it is safe to say that you will and do know what will not work for your hair!

 

4.  Ask for a CONSULTATION!

It is best to work with a salon or stylist that offers a thorough consultation, and especially if you have a few things that you need to change with your look or hair.

As much as you may be tempted…..just like on t.v…….to possibly say “DO WHAT YOU WANT!“; if you have not established enough communication then what you had in mind and what the stylist has in mind………..might be very far apart.

 

 

5.   Explore….How do you wish your hair could be better?       

Ask yourself what bugs you the most because when it comes to working with an experienced makeover artist…..you will have several options to correct what you do not like.

 

 

Tips On The “After”…..Real Expectations

If you fold your hands without even think about it…….you will find that one thumb will naturally go over the other.   Try it.

Now try this, and fold your hands again, but this time have your other thumb be the one that goes on top of the other.    It will feel a bit odd.

Real Expectation Tips:

  • Expect to feel different

 

  • Be patient with yourself about styling your new look.    Be sure to ask or have the “how to” style your new look explained or re-explained.

 

Expectations of Others:

I have coached countless clients on what to possibly expect about how to hand the reaction from others.    Your makeover will cause different reactions from others.

  • The closest people around yousometimes get too use to THINGS BEING THE SAME!
  • Nosy people………“How much did you pay for that?

 

Best Professional Suggestion:

Own it!   People respond to confidence, and on the very, very positive side of things………..get use to all of the compliments.

Most of us simple love real people makeovers!
Thank you for reading.

~Ann Marie Walts / Makeover Artist & Professional Photographer

Hair & Photography

 

Take Your Hair From Good To Great

Take Your Hair From Good To Great

Take Your Hair From Good To Great

 

When is the last time you loved your hair?     I mean really loved your hair.

 

Experiencing frustrations with either the style, texture or thinness can be very emotional, however there are many solutions to stop “the bad hair day” in its tracks.

 

Wigs, Hairpieces & Hair Extensions

 

Adding more hair can really be the solution to take you hair from good to great.    This solution is good for any reason or any age.

 

Inspiration From Clients

In a conversation with a client, I had expressed wondering if hair extensions were just a fad?

Now you have to imagine, that this particular service I have been providing for 10 years, and am extremely passionate about; but often I have wondered will the trends change to the point that there will not be a need for hair extensions?

Clients Answer:   “Fine hair is never going away”…….

My inspiration:   Some of the best education that I receive is from working with my clients.   That was a “wow” moment.

 

Enters Wigs & Hairpieces

Over the last decade, professionally I have had brief professional encounters with working with some wigs and gone to some specialized trainings.

 

Coming Soon!   

More focused on offering a variety of wigs & hairpieces.

 

Due to client inspirations:

As clients have shares their personal thoughts about how the way their hair looks, and how that effects the way they feel….it moves me as a hairstylist & makeover artist to learn more to be able to say “yes, I can help you.”

Not everyone can get hair extensions.     It saddens me to have to decline a client’s wish to have hair added by way of extensions, but their is not enough of natural hair to provide the service.

 

Wigs & Hair Pieces

With today’s current “trends in fashion”, wigs & hair pieces are a staple for the celebrities.   Not all of them are born with the hair that they have……..shhhh it’s a secret.

Secret….not really.

 

Solutions

 

My studio’s goal is to be able to help you with whatever struggles you have with your hair or lack off, in a very private & fun environment.

My next educational trip will be to Miami to attend a HairUWear class to learn about a whole portfolio or what I like to call an “arsenal of solutions”.

 

 

Adding More Hair Is The Answer!

The beauty of considering adding more hair or thinking of it as an “accessory” is that whether your need is a necessity or one that is just for the sake of “accessorizing”, then you will experiencing not having a bad hair day.

 

  • Ready to wear wigs

 

  • Clip On hair additions
    • Bangs
    • Ponytails
    • Hair extensions

 

  • Hair Extensions
    • Clip in
    • Tape Hair Extensions
    • Fusion Hair Extensions

 

Many of my clients that are currently wearing additional hair, have expressed to me that their self confidence is boosted and they simply just feel good about not having to worry about their hair anymore.

 

Thank you for your time.

Ann Marie Walts

413-734-6204

 

 

 

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